This kitchen features an unexpected mix of materials, including natural wood-grain cabinetry, marble tiles, and nautical-inspired brass hardware. We particularly like the use of the bulkhead boat lights over the sink and under the shelving; for more ideas, see Hardware: Marine-Style Household Hardware.
N.B. If you prefer brass that will develop an aged patina, be sure to choose unlacquered brass fixtures and fittings.
Above photos by Richard Foulser.
Above: Steam Valve Original's Articulated Dual Swivel Spout 18-inch Faucet in a brushed stainless finish with metal wheel handles; $1,134 at Plumbing Supply.
Above top: Flush Mount Polished Brass Grill Wall Lamp (#2296) with glass is 4 inches in diameter with a 7.75-inch projection. Above bottom: Flush Mount Polished Brass Angled Wall Lamp (#2297) has the same dimensions with a 15-degree angle. Both are available for $119, with either clear or opaque glass, at Antiques of the Sea (these are new lights).
Above: The Aubrey Solid Brass Cabinet Pull comes in several finishes, including antique brass (shown), and is available in four sizes from 3.5 to 8 inches in length; $10 to $14.50, depending on size, at Restoration Hardware.
Above: Brass Hooks from The Hook Lady, available with an aged or polished patina; prices start at $5.
Above L: Baldwin Hardware Receptacle Solid Brass Switch Plate; $7.26. Above R: Baldwin Hardware Ground Fault Solid Brass Switch Plate; $7.26 at ATG Stores.
Above L: The unlacquered Small Classic Brass Cabinet Knob measures 1 inch in diameter; $3.99 at House of Antique Hardware. Above middle: The unlacquered Stamped Brass Hoosier Cabinet Knob measures 1 1/8 inches in diameter and is $3.39. Above R: Baldwin Hardware 470 Solid Brass Classic Knob; $4.90 for the 1-inch knob in polished brass finish (as shown) at Knobs and Hardware.